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Lacedolphin 08-03-2005 05:44 AM

will my idea even work??
 
I'm really new to knitting and last night I bought a cable needle on clearance. Its a size 7 29" . I was wondering if I could use this with only a garter stitch to make an afgan. If its not wide enough, I could crochet a couple pieces together maybe?? :thinking:

I was thinking if I made 2 say 5 foot long pieces and crochet them together in the middle It would work in theory ( I think). Is that correct??? :??

Ingrid 08-03-2005 07:41 AM

Just for terminology's sake, what you have is a circular needle. A cable needle is a short needle used to hold stitches to make cable in knitting. Not a big deal. Anyway, knitting large objects back and forth on circular needles is extremely common. Sometimes the number of stitches just don't fit across a regular straight needle.

So you're idea is exactly the way to make something that big. Good luck with it!

Silver 08-03-2005 09:45 AM

You don't have to knit it in two pieces. You should be able to fit all the stitches on a 29" needle, and knit the entire width at one time.

kemp 08-03-2005 10:15 AM

yep, you'll be suprised! One of the first things I knit was a baby blanket using a circular needle to knit back and forth. I was mainly looking to practice, so I wasn't too concerned with gauge. It ended up about 4x longer than I indended ! :shock:


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